Monday, September 20, 2010

Sliding Rock

My girlfriend Janene took me horse riding. Horses are her love and if I want to see her then I need to love horses also. I do have to say that the mountains are beautiful this time of year and being
 on a horse allows me to enjoy nature in a wonderful way.

She took me to sliding rock. This is a beautiful place in Alpine where I used to spend many summer days with my brother and sister and the neighbor boys.We would slide down the rocks into the cold water and then get out and dry off on the hot rocks.They were wonderful days of contentment and childlike fun. I love this place. It is beautiful. It brings back many fond memories.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

August That Alpine Quilt Group

August has come and gone.Here are the  pictures of That Alpine Quilt Group show and tell and then quilts by Konda who owns http://www.moosequilts.com/

I hope you enjoy all the fabulous quilts.
Love the red and yellow.

This is the million dollar quilt. Each block represents the story behind a letter from her son who served a 2 year mission. Don't you think that is such a great idea. I love it.
I love all the hand embroidery on this quilt. It will be a classic.

This was a block exchange quilt. She did a great job of her colors and arranging of blocks. I think this quilt turned out great.
Look at cheryl with her cute apron.


These ghosts are made out of mens handkerchiefs.

This quilt is by Kim Wallus. You can find out about it on her blog.
http://bittybitsandpieces.blogspot.com/




Konda Luckau shares her love of charm packs and has written many fabulous books. She did a great trunk show.
Scott Jarrard is the designer of this monster line.



I love seeing Riley Blake fabric. This is Wheels.

Hope you enjoyed all the wonderful quilts that Konda shared. Check out her website.http://www.moosequilts.com/

How cute is this for a little boy. It's so charming.

These are 2 fabulous quilts out of Riley Blake Design fabric. Summer Song below and Felicity above. I think they are both adorable.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Yummy Cupcakes

Domestic Diva must have really put me in the mood for baking. While I was finishing this quilt out of Domestic Diva I was making cupcakes.The center of this quilt is a panel which comes in 3 different color ways. Flying geese surround the center panel finished off with the large border. Emily Taylor is the designer of this line for Riley Blake Designs.


Another picture. I think it turned out great. If you would like the pattern you can go to http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/ and download the free pattern.



Here are my cupcakes. I tweeked the recipe a little just to make it very simple. They are delicious.

I'll share the brownie cupcakes. The other cupcakes were vanilla.
Brownie Cupcakes
Makes 24 cupcakes
3 cups flour
1 1/2  tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 ¾ sticks of butter
12 oz unsweetened chocolate (I used part chocolate squares and then part semi sweet chocolate chips)
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs
1 tbsp vanilla
1. Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
2. Place butter and chocolate in a bowl. Microwave in intervals of 1 minute until it is melted. Make sure to mix in between.
3. Pour chocolate mixture into a mixing bowl. Add sugar and beat for 3 minutes.
4. Add eggs one at a time. Mix well in-between.
5. Add vanilla.
6. Add flour mixture a little at a time until everything is mixed together.
7. Scoop a heaping tablespoon into each cupcake liner.
8. Bake at 350 for 17 minutes.
9. Frost with the butter cream icing.
Butter Cream Icing
4 sticks of butter
6 cups confectioners’ sugar
½ tsp vanilla
Pinch of salt
Place butter in an electric mixer and mix for about 3 minutes. Start adding 1 cup of sugar at a time. Add vanilla and salt and continue beating until nice and smooth.


Have a great week!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Skywest Graduation

It's been a long 24 days of intense training. Who would have thought that training to be a flight attendant for Skywest would be so hard.They made it!My sister in law, Natalie and Alexis will now be working for Skywest. All those early morning and late night hours of classes and studying have paid off.


They all look so official. I'm so excited for their new adventure and I'm pretty excited about what new adventures this brings my way. You know parents fly free.This could be very exciting.